Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
The Pumpkin Patch at Church of the Palms is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The pumpkins are in great shape, the weather has been beautiful, and there have been a lot of smiling faces.
Make plans to visit the Pumpkin Patch now through October 31. To help staff the patch, sign up at www.palmsumc.org/pumpkinpatch
The bell tower will finally be refinished starting Saturday, October 21. This means near the tower on the pavement may be restricted to avoid any damage to YOUR car due to overspray of the oil-based paint being used.
Barriers will clearly indicate when it is ok to park on the pavement and when it is not. Space will be available in the gravel lot, a little further away from the building. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The siding of the Christian Life Center is nearing completion. Inside, the ceiling grids are being hung which permits installation of the heating and cooling system vents.
The work on the current building continues with the old room divider and beam being removed so that the wider hall wall can be constructed.
The members of the Building Committee are focusing on details related to the installation of flooring, delivery of cabinets, and kitchen equipment.
View additional construction photos in our Flickr album
Again, your support of this part of Vision2020 is greatly appreciated.
We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!
On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.
You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!
Come join the Sisters!! Wednesday morning Bible study of Genesis. Each Wednesday morning starts with a gathering at 8:30 a.m. at Church of the Palms, followed by a study led by Pastor Pete from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The study this week on October 25 starts at Genesis 40:9.
The book of Genesis is important as it forms a starting point of God's interaction and concern with God's specially chosen people, Israel. At the same time, Genesis forms a foundation for the broader scope of God's interaction and concern for all humanity and creation.
The book of Genesis presents stories about the beginning of the world and humanity along with stories about the beginning of the particular people of Israel and their ancestors.
The Brothers! Thursday morning breakfast and Bible study starts a study of the Book of James on Thursday, October 26, at James 1:1. Gathering starts at 8 a..m. with the study starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 9 a.m.
Come join the Brothers! each Thursday morning, with breakfast from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and a study of James from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Additional details on The Brothers! available online.
The Annual Fall Festival at Church of the Palms is Saturday, October 28. This annual event helps under right the support of key missions of the church.
Starting at 9 a.m. and continuing to 2 p.m. (Silent Action ends at 1 p.m.) the festival includes:
Help us support our cornerstone missions of:
More details on the Fall Festival page.
It's time for our annual Community-wide Trunk or Treat scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 29. We anticipate this to be our biggest and best ever.
The bounce house is ordered, the Church of the Palms' Team Karaoke is busy selecting its tunes and the Brothers have once again committed to grillin' up the goodies. Now, all we need are the Trunkers, so please get your trunk ready for the treaters and sign up TODAY at www.palmsumc.org/signup/trunk
Don't delay, as there are only 16 available spots for trunkers!
Join the people who have found electronic giving to be convenient, safe, and easy.
Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.
An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer are available from the church office. You may also visit the donation page on our website at www.palmsumc.org/giveonline where you can create your account to start giving online.
We will meet on Tuesday, October 31, to sew cancer caps. We start at 9 a.m and go until 2 p.m. If you can't stay the whole time, we would love to have you for whatever time you can give us.
You do not have to know how to sew as we have other jobs such as cutting, pinning, turnings, ironing, and putting the caps into bags for delivery.
Last time we had a record 13 women come and completed 36 caps! If you are staying all day, don't forget your lunch and a drink! Hope to see more new faces!
Work on the Habitat Apostles Build home continues, but the resignation of the construction manager will cause some delays. The remaining work consists of installing or completing cabinetry/tops, interior doors/hardware, fixtures and appliances, flooring and trim work, electrical/plumbing trim, painting, and landscaping.
Please consider becoming a HABITAT volunteer for this important local mission opportunity.
If you are not already a volunteer, an application/waiver form will need to be signed and submitted on the first day of work. This form, safety procedures and other information will be provided to you.
The Healing Prayer Ministry of Church of the Palms is offering an evening service of Prayers for Healing on November 5 at 7 pm.
The New Testament tells us that Jesus often healed the sick, the estranged, the lost, last, and the least. He sent out his disciples to pray for and anoint the sick as well.
Members of the community at large are invited to join us as we gather to pray for renewal, balance in our in our world, in our nation, in our communities, relationships, and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit.
Some of our Prayer Warriors will be on hand to pray with you. Mark your calendars to be with us!
Here at Church of the Palms we carry on the practice from early years of the Christian church when people were encouraged to bring "offerings for the poor" to their celebration of the Lord's Supper.
Such monetary gifts offered, and then left on the communion railing (often referred to as a "rail offering"), are placed in a special fund for use in providing assistance to those in the community, as well as those in our own congregation facing extraordinary financial challenges.
8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
There is still an opportunity to support the construction of our Christian Life Center and Sanctuary renovation.
Any size of sacrificial gift to the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is a way of joining the vision God has for us as a church. The act of making a commitment is a way of being “all in” and placing trust in God.You may download a card here and simply return it to the church office. Join us as we continue "Forward in Faith."
Follow the construction of the Christian Life Center.
1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
M-Th 9-2 p.m.
Church of the Palms is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings, making contributions to the capital campaign/building fund, paying for books, and other donations.
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving option, enabled by Vanco Payment Solutions, offers safety, security, and convenience for you and easier processing of funds for our church.
Vanco is endorsed by the General Council on Finance and Administration.